Non-tender time is over. Chicken tender time has begun!
Quick poll before we talk baseball. What do you like to dip your chicken tenders in?
- ranch dressing
- bbq sauce
- honey mustard
- buffalo sauce
- sour cream
- sweet and sour sauce
- white country gravy
The following players are free agents. Maybe some of them might end up in your team’s laundry? Let’s discuss some of them:
Astros – Mike Fiers. Perhaps he’ll take his talents back to Milwaukee? I always liked him, and he did well for a minute down in Houston. Fiers could be a good setup man for a team that really needs one.
Blue Jays – Ryan Goins, Tom Koehler
Braves – Matt Adams, Jace Peterson, Danny Santana. The surprise here is that the front office, in their infinite wisdom (she says in jest), didn’t attempt to trade Matt Adams when the iron was hot. There is a glut of infielders on the market now and with him being a free agent, Atlanta gets nothing from their investment. Personally I’m glad to see Jace on Base out of here, he was an uneven player and I would get heated when Snit started him over people who should be getting reps.
Brewers – Jared Hughes
Cubs – Taylor Davis, Hector Rondon. BYE HECTOR. Go give up bloop hits somewhere else.
Diamondbacks – J.J. Hoover, T.J. McFarland. Word of warning – if you have initials for a first name, Arizona doesn’t want you. (Looking at you, J.D. Martinez!)
Mariners – Drew Smyly, Shae Simmons
Rangers – Chi Chi Gonzalez, A.J. Griffin, Nick Martinez, Hanser Alberto. Does anyone know who Hanser Alberto is? Apparently he’s an infielder. I’ve never heard of him in my life. And also I keep typing Chi Chi Rodriguez, because I am a golf blogger now I guess.
Rays – Xavier Cedeno
Reds – Kyle Crockett. No word on if he has a brother named Davy.
Royals – Terrance Gore
Tigers – Bruce Rondon. I’ll allow Spartan or Historio to give us the deets on this one.
White Sox – Al Alburquerque, Zach Putnam, Alen Hanson, Jake Petricka. All kinds of weird names here. Al Alburquerque has too many Qs, Us, and As in his name. I know what he looks like but all I can imagine is Bryan Cranston from “Breaking Bad” in a baseball uniform. Alen Hanson looks like the vowels in his name got mixed up, doesn’t it? Alan Henson/Alen Hanson?